New to the Wendy Wu Tours’ portfolio, Taiwan is full of outstanding beauty, vibrant cities and sensational cuisine. Our Senior Air Product Executive, Vicki Swaby, tells us about the highlights of her recent trip and shares some insider tips for this charming destination.
What was the highlight of your trip?
My highlight of the trip was the outstanding natural beauty at Taroko Gorge in Taroko National Park. Its picturesque landscape really makes you feel that you are a million miles from home. The stunning marble walls and waterfalls just take your breath away.
Was there an experience that stood out for you?
Taipei stood out for me. It was colourful, exciting and really beautiful – and what made it even better was how tourist friendly it was, with translations everywhere. The old culture of Taipei is clear to see, with many ornate temples which I loved. But there’s also a very cosmopolitan side to the city, with the tall buildings and the famous Taipei 101 building – the city’s landmark skyscraper. Walking around and soaking up the local culture and the friendliness of the Taiwanese people in local markets was a great experience.
If there’s one piece of advice you could give to the first time visitor to Taiwan, what would it be?
Try as many local delicacies as you can. I sampled many dishes whilst in the local night markets, which were great value and they were cooked fresh as you wait. In particular, I would recommend the oyster omelette – a local dish and a popular snack which is found at almost every night market. For those who are a little more brave you should try, ‘Stinky Tofu’ which is made from fermented tofu, fried in oil and served with a picked cabbage garnish.
Top 5 Taiwan Sights:
- Taroko Gorge
- Sun Moon Lake
- Shilin Night Market, Taipei
- Yangmingshan National Park
- Historic Tainan
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